Champian Fulton

Jazz Pianist and Vocalist

Christmas with Champian

Christmas with Champian final cover

For Your Consideration 61st Grammy awards:

Jazz Vocal Album: Christmas with Champian

Record of the Year: Christmas with Champian

Improvised Jazz Solo: A Child is Born from “Christmas with Champian”

Recording Package: Christmas with Champian (designed by Ian Hendrickson-Smith)


“Holiday genialness comes naturally to Champian.... Christmas with Champian finds her dispelling the deadening familiarity of dry evergreens... allowing listeners to hear a shopworn lyric and melody as if for the first time. 4 STARS” - Frank John Hadley, Downbeat

"Fulton's piano approach—especially in her solo turns—is a bit quirky, highly original, always inventive. Her vocals brim with appealing, fluid  phrasing and gorgeous intonation—and soul. " - Dan McLenaghan, All About Jazz

Champian Fulton, piano and vocals

Fukushi Tainaka, drums

David Williams, bass

Stephen Fulton, trumpet & flugelhorn


Pianist-Vocalist Champian Fulton's long awaited release, "Christmas with Champian" is being touted as the best new Jazz Christmas album of the year. With her personal song selection, listeners are invited to sit back and celebrate the season with Champian as she swings her way through this charming program of her favorites. Worth noting is Champian's beautiful rendition of the Los Panchos & Eydie Gormé hit, "Gracias a Dios", a selection inspired by her Mexican heritage; also listen for her original song "Merry Merry Christmas", written as a gift to her fans. "Christmas with Champian" spotlights veteran Jazz royalty David Williams on bass and Fukushi Tainaka on drums, who performed for over 30 years with Cedar Walton and Lou Donaldson respectively; and features Clark Terry protegé (and Champian's father) Stephen Fulton on trumpet and flugelhorn on a stunning rendition of "Christmas Time Is Here." A perfect balance of Christmas spirit and Jazz sensibility, "Christmas with Champian" is guaranteed to make your season bright.